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Gadsden, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Gadsden fell 6.5 percentage points in May 2020 to 12.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.8 percentage points higher than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Gadsden peaked in April 2020 at 19.2% and is now 6.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Gadsden unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Alabama 9.9% -3.9 +6.9
Gadsden 12.7% -6.5 +9.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Gadsden, Alabama, National

Gadsden, Alabama monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Gadsden, Alabama Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Gadsden peaked in April 2020 at 8,361. There are now 3,028 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Gadsden employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Gadsden, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Gadsden 5,333 -3,028 +3,912

Number of Unemployed Persons

Gadsden, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Gadsden
Unemployment Rate
Gadsden
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 9.9% 12.7% 5,333
April
2020
14.7% 13.8% 19.2% 8,361
March
2020
4.4% 3.0% 3.4% 1,439
February
2020
3.5% 2.7% 3.3% 1,413
January
2020
3.6% 2.7% 3.1% 1,344
December
2019
3.5% 2.7% 3.0% 1,258
November
2019
3.5% 2.7% 3.0% 1,282
October
2019
3.6% 2.7% 3.1% 1,302
September
2019
3.5% 2.7% 3.1% 1,324
August
2019
3.7% 2.8% 3.2% 1,342
July
2019
3.7% 2.8% 3.2% 1,356

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.